Sexual assault is a crime for which the offender is responsible for their actions.Sexual assault can be prosecuted under Minnesota state law and may be adjudicated under the Saint Paul College Code of Student Conduct.
To further its commitment against sexual violence, the College provides reporting options, internal mechanisms for dispute resolution, and prevention training or other related services as appropriate. Violence includes a continuum of conduct that includes sexual assault, non-forcible sex acts, dating and relationship violence, stalking, as well as aiding acts of sexual violence. "Sexual assault" means an actual, attempted, or threatened sexual act with another person without that a person's consent.Victims of domestic violence do not bring violence upon themselves, they do not always lack self-confidence, nor are they just as abusive as the abuser.Violence in relationships occurs when one person feels entitled to power and control over their partner and chooses to use abuse to gain and maintain that control.For more information on these please look at: A High-Tech Twist on Abuse: Technology, Intimate Partner Stalking, and Advocacy Technology Safety and Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors Privacy and Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors It is a violation of College Policy to use College resources to violate the system-wide non-discrimination or sexual harassment policy. Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. Dating and relationship violence includes physical harm or abuse, and threats of physical harm or abuse, arising out of a personal intimate relationship.Find out more about intimate partner stalking at Department of Justice. 1999 Report on cyberstalking: A new challenge for law enforcement and industry [Electronic Version]. This violence also may be called domestic abuse or spousal/partner abuse and may be subject to criminal prosecution under Minnesota state law.Faculty and Staff are not considered confidential reporters.